verb (used with object)
- portinari, cândido,
- portio supravaginalis,
- portio vaginalis,
- portland cement
Origin of portion
Examples from the Web for portion
Counting encores, NBC estimated that over 44 million people had watched some portion of the production by the end of the month.The Cast of ‘Peter Pan Live!’ Knows You Hatewatched ‘The Sound of Music’|Kevin Fallon|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2000, the Israeli government simply closed the portion of downtown Hebron under its control.
But they can win back a portion of it, and in many states and congressional districts, a portion will be enough to change things.
“They know how to take supplements, they know how to portion out their meals,” Smith said.College Football Fattens Players Up and Then Abandons Them|Evin Demirel|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A portion of ticket proceeds will go to the Foundation for Education of Young Women.
Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
Brother Isaac Turley, who had traveled a portion of the road and who was an experienced traveler, was elected wagon-master.Forty Years Among the Indians|Daniel W. Jones
We have surveyed briefly some problems of our people and a portion of the tasks before us.
In 1759 this portion of the work appeared, and in 1761 the work was completed by the history of the pre-Tudor periods.
It has conscripted a portion, a relatively small portion, of the men of the Nation.Right Above Race|Otto Hermann Kahn
- a share of property, esp one coming to a child from the estate of his parents
- the property given by a woman to her husband at marriage; dowry
Word Origin for portion
early 14c., "allotted part, share," from Old French porcion "part, portion" (12c., Modern French portion) and directly from Latin portionem (nominative portio) "share, part," accusative of the noun in the phrase pro portione "according to the relation (of parts to each other)" (see proportion). From late 14c. in general sense of "section into which something is divided."
"to divide in portions," early 14c., from Old French porcioner "share out, divide in portions," from porcion (see portion (n.)). Related: Portioned; portioning.